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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Lesbian 'of the Greek island Lesbos' (17-21 centuries), home of the 7th-century BC female poet Sappho, who was said to be homosexual

lesbian

noun
     
les‧bi‧an [countable]
a woman who is sexually attracted to other women
lesbian adjective
lesbianism noun [uncountable]

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